Penzel-Mueller Dyna-Tone

Many thanks to Jeffrey Girsch for not only giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet, but actually giving this to me. I am very happy to own this! (And you will see why below.)


This wins the *Phil's Favorite* award in the vintage plastic category. 

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Barrel:   The barrel included in this was not original. I am using a Ridenour barrel that is 64mm.

Bore LH joint top:  14.86mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.86mm

Penzel-Mueller Dyna-Tone



Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.


For this test, I pulled 1.4mm  at the barrel and 0mm  at the center tenon.


High register


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F

-5


E

-2


D

0


C

1


B

4


B-flat

0


A

4

Mid




G

5


F

0


E

0


D

0


C

0


B

-3

Throat tones




Bb

-10


A

-5


G

-4


F

-2


E

-5

Chalumeau




D

0


C

2


B-flat

0


A

10


G

-1


F

-11


E

-15


Intonation summary: Fabulous. I think the flatness in the throat tones (remember I always check playing forte) can be fixed. I have not yet reconditioned this. This intonation is bordering on professional level. Penzel-Mueller was a great company!


Key work quality: Good student quality for the 1940s to 1950s.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone. This plays great.


Condition issues noted: old.




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